15
visitor max num
2 hrs
duration
9:45PM
meeting time
Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Week days
Colosseo Metro (Line B)
meeting point

Tour of Underground Basilica is the best way to see all layers of Rome


If you don’t have 3.5 hours to take our UNDERGROUND ROME CRYPTS GRAVES AND CATACOMBS tour, join us on this in-depth tour of Rome’s underground Basilica of Saint Clement’s hidden deep beneath the ancient streets of Rome.

With the help of our expert English-speaking guide explore one of the hidden treasures of The Eternal City and have a taste of archaeological lasagna that we call Rome. Saint Clement’s Basilica is extremely important because it is a perfect example of the Roman layering effect and contains two thousand years of history, buried underground, in the same building. On this tour you will have a chance to explore four levels of ancient Rome hidden deep beneath the floor of the 12th century Basilica, uncover some of the secrets of its past, and travel two thousand years back in time.


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what a great tour it was!
The guide, Dmitri, showed up on time, he was just brilliant, very polite and well prepared. The tour was different from anything we saw in Rome, we went about 80 feet underground to explore ancient layers of Rome.
I give it 5 stars!

Mike


City of Rome has one of the largest, if not the largest subterranean cities in the world. Underground Rome is so vast that every time we dig, we find something new; buildings, palaces, castles etc. As the street level was rising higher and higher, the Romans rarely demolished the old buildings, but most of the time they simply built new atop, creating layer after layer. This building technique effectively created what we call “Archaeological Lasagna”.

Saint Clement’s Basilica is an ancient church built in the 12th century that was built on top of 4th century Basilica dedicated to the same saint, the 4th century Basilica was built on top of Mithraic Temple built by the followers of this cult in the 2nd century, and finally the Mithraic  Temple was built above the 1st century public building. In Saint Clement’s underground Basilica we have two thousand years of history of Rome under the same roof.


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Inclusions

  • Expert, English speaking guide
  • Tickets
  • Guided 2-hr. tour
  • Headsets

It is very easy to book with us, just choose the number of people and the date and click book now button.


Not accessible to the wheelchairs. Wear comfortable shoes.

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Step 1

Meeting time: 9:45AM
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Step 2

Short walk from metro station to St. Clement’s 
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Step 3

2 hrs to explore 4 levels of the Basilica
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Step 4

End time: 12:00PM
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Step 5

End of tour inside of St. Clement’s
  • Expert, English speaking guide
  • Tickets
  • Guided 2 hrs tour
  • Headsets
underground basilica

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 8 reviews
July 31, 2017

We discovered this beautiful place with More Of Rome. We visited the different layers of this Church. It was facinating to walk underground and see the ancient structure and art work. Our family , two adults and two olderteens really enjoyed it.

July 31, 2017

My husband and I are NOT tour people , we prefere to see things on our own. By accident we found http://www.moreofrome.com and read about thi church. San Clemente Basilica. We decided to try at least this tour. Well … we are so happy we booked with more of rome.
We went beneath the current 12th century Basilica to find a 4th century basilica and beneath that , a 1st century Mithraic secret temple. We really enjoy this tour and we will recommend MORE OF ROME.Thank you very much to our guide.

July 28, 2017

What a great find. Thanks to More of Rome we learned so much about this beautiful Basilica. The ceiling of the present church is goreous. The layers of buildings on top of each other was really cool. We really enjoy this tour our guide took us down discovering all the different buildings.
Highly Recommended with More of Rome.

July 27, 2017

We were recommended to visit this Church with More of Rome. We were lucky to have Dmitry as guide. We went under ground and it was stunning. The church itself is amazingespecially the mosaics and murals. We will recommend this tour and MORE OF ROME to all our friends.

July 27, 2017

One of the best ways to experience the many layers of Roman history is to visit this Church with More of Rome. We get a real sense of how Rome developedand how Christianitygrew from the early days. An amazing experience with ou guide.

July 26, 2017

This was an amazing spot to visit with our guide, Anna. It was our third day in Rome after having seen all the attractions we found thsi tour and we appreciated so much. It was like travelling back in time decending further down.

March 7, 2017

what a great tour it was!
The guide, Dmitri, showed up on time, he was just brilliant, very polite and well prepared. The tour was different from anything we saw in Rome, we went about 80 feet underground to explore ancient layers of Rome.
I give it 5 stars!

March 7, 2017

Amazing!

This tour deserves SIX stars! Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful and the site itself was amazing.

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